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Re: Chaos in Cairo

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  • Mary
    Tom, So then you agree that capitalism is the horse, and militarism is the cart. Mary
    Message 1 of 5 , Jun 7, 2011
      Tom,

      So then you agree that capitalism is the horse, and militarism is the cart.

      Mary

      --- In existlist@yahoogroups.com, "tom" <tsmith17_midsouth1@...> wrote:
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      > Mary
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      > I am well aware how multinationals interface with CIA and US foreign policy. Obviously, one of the reasons for US troops stationed all around the world is to provide muscle to protect multinationals.
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      > This was from a book "War is a Racket" by General Smedley Butler in 1935
      > "I spent 33 years and four months in active military service and during that period I spent most of my time as a high class muscle man for Big Business, for Wall Street and the bankers. In short, I was a racketeer, a gangster for capitalism. I helped make Mexico and especially Tampico safe for American oil interests in 1914. I helped make Haiti and Cuba a decent place for the National City Bank boys to collect revenues in. I helped in the raping of half a dozen Central American republics for the benefit of Wall Street. I helped purify Nicaragua for the International Banking House of Brown Brothers in 1902-1912. I brought light to the Dominican Republic for the American sugar interests in 1916. I helped make Honduras right for the American fruit companies in 1903. In China in 1927 I helped see to it that Standard Oil went on its way unmolested. Looking back on it, I might have given Al Capone a few hints. The best he could do was to operate his racket in three districts. I operated on three continents."
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      > In 1892, US Marines helped overthrow the Queen of Hawai to install a Del Monte executive to import pineapples.
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      > Tom
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      > ----- Original Message -----
      > From: Mary
      > To: existlist@yahoogroups.com
      > Sent: Monday, June 06, 2011 6:01 PM
      > Subject: [existlist] Re: Chaos in Cairo
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      > Tom,
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      > Sorry, but I think Bill has more accurately represented the threat. If you could cite how U.S. security agencies interface with multinationals, I'd be interested. Who's the cart, and who's the horse?
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      > Mary
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      > --- In existlist@yahoogroups.com, "tom" <tsmith17_midsouth1@> wrote:
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      > > Bill
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      > > As Ron Paul said in one of the debates about 4 years ago that 911 was the blowback for 50 years of US foreign policy in the mideast. Guliani jumped in saying of all the crazy 911 stories, that was the craziest, but is it.The CIA had a coue in 53 that ended democracy in Iran for 25 years, and our guy the Shah was installed. Obviously, there's lots of devious stuff the CIA has done over there I know nothing about. Suicide bombing is an action of people pushed to the limit. Murdering and maiming and imprisoning more Islamic people will not make us safer;but the military industrial establishment would welcome peace like the DEA would welcome a drug free America.
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      > > Peace
      > > Tom
      > > ----- Original Message -----
      > > From: William
      > > To: existlist@yahoogroups.com
      > > Sent: Monday, June 06, 2011 4:44 PM
      > > Subject: [existlist] Chaos in Cairo
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      > > I watched a documentary about the garbage men of Cairo, it was revealing, shocking, punishing. This was a view from the lower class, from the untouchables and the Squalor is more than I realised. For generations these people have lived,starving,dirty and vastly over crowded. It is worse than the slums I have seen in Mexico. Now I know why they revolted but I have no idea how they can survive. Their garbage man jobs are being taken by foreign corporations. They must compete for recyclable waste. Waste is their base commodity and even that lowly fare is being taken from them. Globalisation is driving the lowest,lower.
      > > These people came acrosed as real humans, not radicals. They hope to recycle more for less. to compete against the foreign competition. Talk about against all odds, I see no way these highly distressed peoples can survive. Oh by the way there are many millions of them in the city. I have no answers, just a shocked initial realisation. No wonder that part of the world is exploding. Bill
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